Work on the TACAM T-60 was started in December 1942. It was designed in an effort to counter Soviet tanks, which were far superior to Romania's R-2 (imported Czechoslovakian Lehký Tank LT vz. 35) light tanks.
The tank destroyer was based on captured Soviet T-60 light tanks, which had their turret replaced with a Soviet 76 mm F-22 field gun. The gun crew was protected by a three-sided gun shield, made from armour plated from BT-7 armoured cars.
A total of 34 TACAM T-60's were made during 1943, and fought against the Soviets during 1944 while assigned to Romanian tank regiments. The TACAM T-60 was similar in concept to the TACAM R-2, which never saw action.
|Armour (range)||15-25 mm|
|Speed (max)||40 km/h|
|Primary weapon||76.2 mm F-22 (1)|
|Secondary weapon||Besa 7.92 mm machine gun (1)|